Chester Greenwood Day

Downtown Farmington Array, Farmington, Array

Chester Greenwood Day is our annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Join us for a full day of festivities including a parade at 11am, craft fairs, open houses, ornament decorating, wreath sale, polar bear dip, Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, virtual Festival of Trees and more! FMI: https://www.facebook.com/chestergreenwoodday/

Holiday Home & Business Decorating Challenge

Prizes will be awarded for Best Lights, Best Trees, Best “Vacationland Fun” theme, and Best Overall theme. Cash prizes and Chamber bucks will be awarded to the winners! Registration is open until December 12th and judging will take place on December 13th. Sign up here **After your house or business is decorated, snap a picture of it and post it to the Holiday Home & Business Decorating Contest event page here. People will then vote on their favorites!**

New Sharon Snow Riders Ice Fishing Derby

ME

When:  Saturday, January 22nd, 6-4 Where:  Crowell Pond, Chesterville/New Sharon $5 entry fee   Prizes: $100 for the biggest brookie, Jig Pole to the biggest Bass/Pickerel/W or Y Perch There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes Proceeds to benefit the New Sharon Riders, FMI:  Matt Lemieux,  778-6476

$5.00

7th Annual Fat-Tire Bike Loppet

Our bike courses take advantage of the beautiful varied terrain we have available here at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, from wide straight-a-ways to gradual ascent and descents, to some aggressive hill climb/descent opportunities. Views and possible wildlife sightings are included! Classes include 10 and 20 mile nordic groomed, 10 and 20 mile single track mix, and a 10 mile nordic untimed tour. Courses may change due to snow conditions! For more information call 207-864-4309, or send us an email at rlxcski@gmail.com.

15th Annual Pond Hockey Festival in Rangeley

The 14th annual tournament will once again be held in spectacular Rangeley, Maine from February 12th - 13th. This wonderful event will celebrate a time-honored New England tradition. We look forward to seeing participants and spectators alike!

7th Annual Winterpaloozah!

Haley Pond 1 Pond Street, Rangeley, ME

Enjoy a day of playing on the frozen pond and in the snow.  Horse & wagon rides, Cardboard Sled Race, ice skating, saucer bowling, pond hockey, curling, snow golf, kicksleds, snow kiting, XC skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snow castle, campfire & marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and more fun and games for the family.  Free. Also pay-for-entry competitions, including Dog Keg Pull, Firewood Toss and Buoy Ball.  Prizes will be awarded! Hot lunch available starting at 11AM at Haley Pond Park.

27th Annual Legendary Rangeley Lakes Loppet

On the menu are the 25K Burt Kettle Classic, 25K and 50K freestyle races, and a 25K untimed touring! Our 25K loop is nice mix of wide, rolling, straight sections and classic New England Nordic trails that wind through native forestland located at the foot of the majestic Saddleback Mountain. For more information call 207-864-4309, or send us an email at rlxcski@gmail.com.

Western Maine Audubon presents: “Invasive Plants in Maine” by Hunter Manley

UMF - Roberts Learning Center - Lincoln Auditorium Farmington, ME

Western Maine Audubon presents: “Invasive Plants in Maine” a talk by Hunter Manley on March 9th at UMF Western Maine Audubon invites the public to join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for a live presentation by Hunter Manley entitled “Invasive Plants in Maine.” The talk will be held in the Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center, at UMF. Hunter will discuss the impact of invasive plants on Maine wildlife and forestry. The growing prevalence of any of these species threatens the health of their host ecosystems, so identifying them early and planning for treatment is essential for maintaining

Free

9th Annual Moose Dash Snowshoe Race

The course winds through woodlands north of Saddleback Mountain and includes single track and nordic groomed trails. Views and possible wildlife sightings are included!  Classes include 5K junior,  5K adult, 1K Kids Fun Run, and a 5K untimed tour. For more information call 207-864-4309, or send us an email at rlxcski@gmail.com. Races start at 10:30AM - registration accepted up to 1 hour before the race.

Easter Sunrise Service At Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Mountain 5000 Access RoadCarrabassett Valley,

Come join the experience of celebrating Easter morning way up on Sugarloaf. Please arrive early and overdress! It’s always much colder than you think. Bring a headlamp if you have one; some people find that helpful getting to where we stand for the service. Meet at the base of the Super Quad Chair. Lift will load from 5:00-5:05 AM only Sunday morning, April 17th. No lift ticket required. You must ski/board down. Recommended for people intermediate level or above (trail can be firm and dim that time of morning). Lift may change due to weather.

Free

Campfire Chronicles

Martin Woods Farm 24 Abijah Hill Rd., Starks, ME

Twice per month, come visit the farm for some good old fashion music, dance, food, and games. All ages welcome. Each campfire chronicle will have a different theme. May 28th is on the heels of our garden party so we will make a day of fun to celebrate springtime.

$20

An Evening with Bernd Heinrich

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House 3 Borough RoadChesterville,

Internationally renowned author, field biologist, illustrator, and long distance runner Bernd Heinrich will appear at the Chesterville Center Meeting House. After a childhood in the forest of post-war northern Europe, then Weld and Fairfield, Maine, and an academic career spanning the continent, Heinrich has retired to his true home, a forest in Weld. He will reflect on the significance of Franklin County in his long life and entertain questions from the audience on any of his works. Having set numerous distance running records and authored 2 dozen books on various nature topics as well as on running, the conversation could

Free